Dog Attacks and Bites

Our state has some of the nation’s most favorable laws when it comes to dog bite victims. When you are attacked or injured by a dog, the liability extends not only to the owner, but also to the person who was harboring the pet at the time. For example, if your daughter’s babysitter also was watching a husky and the dog attacked your child, both the babysitter and dog owner could be liable for the injuries.

The best way to avoid a dog bite is to keep your family educated. Most dog bite victims are attacked by a pet owned by a close friend or relative. Train your pets. Socialize them from a young age. Learn about their breed’s temperaments and cater to their needs. Never roughhouse with your pets or encourage aggressive behavior. Because lowered testosterone reduces the likelihood of an attack, always neuter male dogs. Encourage other dog owners to follow your good example.

Always watch children around animals and never introduce a child to a pet that is known to be aggressive. Teach your children how to approach and handle animals from an early age, but wait until they are over four to adopt any new dogs. Over 60% of all dog bite injuries happen to children and almost all people killed by dogs are under 15.

Begin your case by speaking with an injury attorney in Minneapolis

If you or your child was injured by a dog, you may suffer from rabies, lacerations, mental trauma or head injuries. A skilled Minnesota personal injury attorney can help you claim compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses and more.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with a Minnesota personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Bolt Hoffer Boyd, contact us today to speak with one of our trained representatives.